Ascen Thursday Mass
Published on Friday, April 15, 2016

Dear Brother and Sister Members:

There will be a mass in memory of the men who lost their in the construction of City Tunnel #3, on Ascension Thursday, May 5, 2016. The mass will take place at 10:00am.m. in the main church. The location of the church is:

Saint Barnabas Church

409 East 241st Street

Bronx, New York 10470


Martin Klein          Stuart Birdsall        Charles Gatrell       Edward Dorsey      Gilbert Horton          

Michael McCafferty   Charles Bacquire    Ahmed Malek    Michael Moreno   Lawrence Sandstrom

John Murphy        James Simmons        Leroy Smith           Anthony Oddo        Donray Caroll

Ford Ferris            William Kurdach      John Fleary            Charles Lindlief     Joseph Barton

Frank Srp              Edward Culbreath, Jr.    John Cunningham     Thomas T. Noel

Please try and make this mass and pray for those who were maimed and killed in the construction of  City Tunnel #3.

Welcome to Sandhogs Local 147

Thank you for visiting the web site of Laborers' Local Union No. 147. The leadership and members of Local 147 hope this website will be both informative and insightful.

Local 147, maybe better known as the Sandhogs, are part of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA). LIUNA is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing over 800,000 men and women working towards better wages, benefits, safer job sites, and more opportunity.

Members of Local 147 are Tunnel Diggers and can be found working on major projects throughout New York City. The Sandhogs have worked on projects starting with the Brooklyn Bridge, Lincoln, Holland, Queens-Midtown, and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnels, along with most of New York City's subways, waterways, and sewers.

We work on the foundations of the buildings and bridges you use every day. We are dedicated, highly trained, and skilled group of workers that helps New York City run.    

Please take your time to peruse our site and see the wealth of information that is available. You can learn more About Us or the Training that makes us the highly skilled workers that we are. Thank You.